|Dave's tanks coming ashore ready to head for the local scrapyard.|
|Les petites fenetres.|
|Lull before the storm|
|"Anyone wanting to buy a tank?"|
|The invaders gather.|
|The French view|
|Downtown Port Said|
|"Wanna buy a vase?"|
|The defenders dig in.|
|Tank to the front.|
|More of Donald's skulkers|
|His tank cagely making its way forward.|
|Scratch one centurion.|
|My bazooka team hoping the French can't see them passing by Les Petites Fenetres.|
|How many Frenchman does it take to kick a door in?|
|My tank perculating well.|
|Hoping for revenge-a forlorn hope.|
|Dave's Vickers blasting away.|
|Donald's skulkers about to be vaped.|
|A close up of Frenchmen about to head for les collines(the hills)|
|Urban renewal in Port Said|
|One very p'd of woman.|
|Dave's paras achieve their objective.|
|My French on their starting blocks.|
|Breaking and entering.|
|Knock knock(en Francais0|
My intention was to quickly come to grips with what I thought was going to be a very easy opposition but was brought right back down to earth with some dubious decisions and the fact I didn't know there was such a thing as Egyptian Pygmy soldiers.My plan went well as I reached the first buildings without any problems doing textbook entries of buildings and bringing my tank right up to give me covering fire and also draw fire away from my infantry Across the other side of the canal Bill was being a bit more cagey having learnt from Dave's costly venture into the sights of the opposition tank and his infantry were following my lead of going from building to building.One of the differences of opinion was about firing across to the other side of the canal and after some debate it was thought that targets on your own side would be given priority.
My lads were sticking to the plan clearing out the first of Donald's two infantry groups at the same time keeping the tank on my side amused.This is were my plan of drawing fire was to come into place and true to form both tanks and Donald's bazooka team were kept occupied scratching the paint of my tank albeit disabling it in the process.Ah what the heck it could still fire its gun.
|Donald's sneaky tank.|
|Bill's Centurion dispatches it|
|But not before my tank draws fire from all sides.|
|Bill's figures head for their objective with hardly any casualties.|
|Victoire pour les Francais1|
|Bill entering his objective after severely rearranging the paintwork.|
|The after scene.|
A great first outing for the game that will be the Gothenburg Gamers first gameshow outing.
All scenery,figures and scenario were provided by Colin Jack who also provided us with a delicious repast before kick off.
This Sunday sees the first get together of the Gothenburg Gamers with some invited friends for a Back of Beyond spectacular so see you back here next week for our game report.